Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Hatcher
Kevin Hatcher was Washington's first pick in the 1984 Entry Draft. Although he played most of the 1984-85 season with the North Bay Centennials, he did don a Capitols' sweater twice during that season. The full time job started the next year, when Hatcher played in 79 games, totalling 19 points and 119 penalty minutes. The following year saw Hatcher tally a career high 144 penalty minutes in 78 games.

In 1987-88 Hatcher logged plenty of ice time with the Caps and also appeared with Team USA in the Canada Cup. Although he missed 15 games with two broken bones in his foot the following season, he bounced back in 1989-90 and was the only Washington defenseman to appear in all 80 games. He made NHL All-Star debut in 1990 as well.

Steady work apparently agreed with Hatcher, who missed only one game the following season and led his team in points with 74. He also made his second All-Star appearance. In 1991-92, he again represented Team USA in the Canada Cup. He also scored his 300th NHL point and appeared in his third consecutive All-Star game. In 1992-93, he scored a career-high 34 goals and became only the seventh defenseman in league history score thirty goals in a single season. He ended the season with a career high 79 points.

Hatcher put in another full season with Washington before a trade sent him to Dallas, where he was teamed up for the first time professionally with younger brother, Derian. For the two seasons he was with Dallas he led all Stars defensemen in scoring. In June 1996 he was traded to Pittsburgh, and spent the next three years in a Penguins sweater, with two brief exceptions: the 1996 World Cup and the 1998 Olympics. In September 1999, he was traded to New York and played 74 games for the Rangers and spent one season on Broadway before joining the Carolina Hurricanes the following year.

Kevin Hatcher retired from hockey at the end of the 2000-01 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Detroit Compuware MNHL 75 30 45 75 120
1983-84 North Bay Centennials OHL 67 10 39 49 61 4 2 2 4 11
1983-84 United States WJC-A 7 1 0 1 0
1984-85 North Bay Centennials OHL 58 26 37 63 75 8 3 8 11 9
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 79 9 10 19 119 +6 9 1 1 2 19
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 78 8 16 24 144 -29 7 1 0 1 20
1987-88 United States Can-Cup 5 0 0 0 4
1987-88 Washington Capitals NHL 71 14 27 41 137 +1 14 5 7 12 55
1988-89 Washington Capitals NHL 62 13 27 40 101 +19 6 1 4 5 20
1989-90 Washington Capitals Fr-Tour 4 0 1 1 10
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 80 13 41 54 102 +4 11 0 8 8 32
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 79 24 50 74 69 -10 11 3 3 6 8
1991-92 United States Can-Cup 8 0 4 4 12
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 79 17 37 54 105 +18 7 2 4 6 19
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 83 34 45 79 114 -7 6 0 1 1 14
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 72 16 24 40 108 -13 11 3 4 7 37
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 47 10 19 29 66 -4 5 2 1 3 2
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 74 15 26 41 58 -24
1996-97 United States W-Cup 7 0 3 3 4
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 15 39 54 103 +11 5 1 1 2 4
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 74 19 29 48 66 -3 6 1 0 1 12
1997-98 United States Olympics 3 0 2 2 0
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 66 11 27 38 24 +11 13 2 3 5 4
1999-00 New York Rangers NHL 74 4 19 23 38 -10
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 4 14 18 38 +2 6 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 1157 227 450 677 1392 118 22 37 59 252


Brother of Derian
OHL Second All-Star Team (1985) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997)
Traded to Dallas by Washington for Mark Tinordi and Rick Mrozik, January 18, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by Dallas for Sergei Zubov, June 22, 1996. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh for Peter Popovic, September 30, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 31, 2000.